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While Deeplearning4j is written in Java, the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) lets you import and share code in other JVM languages. These tutorials are written in Scala, the de facto standard for data science in the Java environment. There’s nothing stopping you from using any other interpreter such as Java, Kotlin, or Clojure.
If you’re coming from non-JVM languages like Python or R, you may want to read about how the JVM works before using these tutorials. Knowing the basic terms such as classpath, virtual machine, “strongly-typed” languages, and functional programming will help you debug, as well as expand on the knowledge you gain here. If you don’t know Scala and want to learn it, Coursera has a great course named Functional Programming Principles in Scala.